Wrestling


Daryl Thomas
Daryl Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 133

Birthdate:
08/01/1990

03/23/2013

Delgado Wins First NCAA Title

Sophomore's victory was first 125 pound win in school history

03/22/2013

Delgado Into Semifinals at NCAAs

Delgado and three Illini wrestlers still alive

03/22/2013

Delgado to Wrestle for NCAA Title

Polz and Blanton earn All-America honor

03/21/2013

Delgado and Polz Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAAs

Illini tied for 12th after first day of competition

03/21/2013

Four Illini Notch Wins in First Session at NCAAs

Session II begins at 6:30 p.m. CT

03/11/2013

Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 4

Pictures from the final session of the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

03/09/2013

Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 1

Session 1 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.

03/09/2013

Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 2

Session 2 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Assembly Hall.

02/08/2013

Illinois vs. Iowa

Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013

02/04/2013

Illinois vs. Penn State 2/3/13

Photos from Illinois vs. Penn State dual on Feb. 3, 2013

2013 NCAA Qualifier

2012-13: Full time starter at 133 ... Qualified automatically for the 2013 NCAA Championships by finishing sixth at the Big Ten Championships ... Went 0-2 at NCAAs ... Was ranked a career-best No. 7 by W.I.N. Magazine ... Defeated two-time All-American Chris Dardanes of Minnesota by a 17-8 major decision ... Went 4-2 at Midlands ... Won the Loras Open and finished third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.

2011-12:Full time starter at 141 ... Finished sixth at the 2012 Big Ten Championships ... Posted a 5-3 Big Ten record including wins over Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Indiana and Wisconsin ... Placed fifth at the Loras Open, winning three matches by pin ... Finished season with a 15-15 record, a career-high wins.

2010-11:Served as Jimmy Kennedy's back-up at 141, going 3-2 in the month of January when Kennedy was sidelined with an ankle injury ... Scored a 25-9 four-point technical fall in the Wisconsin dual that gave the Illini a tie with the No. 3 Badgers ... Also scored victories against SIU Edwardsville and Michigan State.

2009-10:Illinois' starter at 133 ... Went 13-18 on the season, including a 5-11 dual record and 1-7 mark in Big Ten duals ... Placed second at the Lindenwood Open, falling only to former NAIA national champion Ray Stephens, who was wrestling unattached ... Went 3-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships.

2008-09:Redshirt season ... Went 5-1 and placed third at the Missouri Open.

HIGH SCHOOL:2008 Asics folkstyle national champion ... 2008 Illinois freestyle state champion ... Placed fourth at the 2006 Illinois Class AA state tournament ... Three-time state qualifier ... Three-time All-Southwestern Conference ... Holds the Edwardsville school records for single-season and career takedowns with 190 and 401, respectively.

PERSONAL:Born on Aug. 1, 1990 ... Parents are Daryl Thomas Sr. and Michelle Robinson ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Has five younger siblings: sisters Cherelle, Abigail and Lydia, and brothers Daniel and Gabe ... Majoring in communication.

Thomas' career record
YEAR W L F Big Ten NCAA 2009-10 13 18 0 2010-11 3 2 0 2011-12 15 15 3 6th 2012-13 22 12 3 6th DNP Total 53 47 6
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